If you don’t have an iPhone, then you don’t have an iPhone.
True that! People who own Apple products, be it an iPhone, an iMac or the iPod, hold them dearly. Of course, it’s something you shell out a huge sum of money (and in some cases, a kidney for) so it’s quite obvious that you’re going to flaunt it. But have you ever paused to wonder what the ‘i’ in your phone, pad or pod stands for!
You won’t be entirely wrong if you think that the ‘i’ stands for the person who owns the product. I, for one, always that this was the case with the I (see what I did there?). But actually, this wasn’t the idea when Apple pitched its first iMac.
In 1998, when Steve Jobs first introduced the iMac, he told people that the ‘i’ stood for the Internet. Those were the days when the Internet had just arrived and people were still exploring the whole new world of possibilities that it brought with it. The iMac was launched to provide faster access to the Internet.
While giving a presentation, Steve Jobs said, “An iMac comes from the marriage of the excitement of the Internet with the simplicity of Macintosh.”
But that wasn’t all. The letter ‘i’ was given a comprehensive identity by Jobs, who said that ‘i’ also stands for information, individual instruct, inform,and inspire.
And this way, Apple covered almost every arena where the technology could impact.
To watch the video of Steve Jobs explaining the concept better, click here.